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Old 10-15-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: Poll: Do you think your physical aikido abilities will keep getting more effective as you age into your elder years?

Although it may not be true of the majority, in every art there are some people who train just to train.Then there are others who think that as they age, their physical ability will naturally decline. There are also the the physical 'athletes' who know they won't be able to keep their youthful aggressiveness however hard they try. I learned early in my aikido training that 'to question effectiveness is to kill effectiveness'. I think it was Morihiro Saito Shihan who taught that.

In gassho,
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